Here are the 157 new emoji for 2018

“The emoji list for 2018 has been published which adds 157 new emojis to the standard,” Jeremy Burge writes for Emojipedia. “This brings the total number of approved emojis to 2,823.”

“Emoji 11.0 today reached its final form and includes emojis for redheads, curly hair, superheroes, softball, infinity, kangaroo and more,” Burge writes. “Users can expect to see these new emojis on their phones in the second half of 2018.”

“Announced today by the Unicode Consortium, Emoji 11.0 marks the first time new components are available for hair color. Options are provided for red hair, curly hair, white hair, and baldness and these are available for use in sequences for men and women of any skin tone,” Burge writes. “Created in an Apple-like style, our sample images aim to capture how these emojis might look when arriving later in the year.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Pirate flag! Finally!

Apple’s rendition of the pirate flag emoji should look just like this:

Apple's Macintosh team's pirate flag designed by acclaimed graphic designer Susan Kare
Apple’s Macintosh team’s pirate flag designed by acclaimed graphic designer Susan Kare

It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. – Steve Jobs

23 Comments

        1. Maintaining support of the Unicode standards is preeeeeetty high on the software priority list.

          As there’s likely only 50 people left alive SERIOUSLY considering buying any kind of PRO device from Apple, that’s probably a low priority for them.

      1. Well Apple is one of the ones who started the Unicode and supported it. They have been devoloping this stuff with the Xerox since day 1. I took long time before Microsoft and Google joint also.

        “The origins of Unicode date to 1987, when Joe Becker from Xerox and Lee Collins and Mark Davis from Apple started investigating the practicalities of creating a universal character set.”

        1. Yes, but they didn’t create Emoji, they’re just forced to support them just like they’re forced to support the letter “q” even though, god KNOWS, ain’t no need for the letter “q”. And… all those jabberwocky hash scratch character languages… which is where Emoji came from. So, maybe the problem was supporting Japanese character sets?

  1. Exactly how is this Apple news? This is Unicode Consortium announcing the new set of icons for digital platforms. Theoretically, we don’t even know if Apple will bother putting these in until they release the next version of iOS (by which time 2018 will be more than half way over).

  2. “Skeuomorphism is the design concept of making items represented resemble their real-world counterparts.”

    And these NEW emojis are wonderful visual Skeuomorphism.

    All the animated emojis from Apple that debuted with iPhoneX are wonderful visual Skeuomorphism.

    All the visually flat icons that debuted with iOS7 and caused a firestorm by abandoning Skeuomorphism, sadly, all these visual abstractions years later still insult our eyes …

    1. The word emoji comes from Japanese e (絵, “picture”) + moji (文字, “character”). The resemblance to the English words emotion and emoticon is purely coincidental.

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